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Samsung HWF751 valve amplified soundbar with wireless subwoofer
on 24 March 2014
Who are these people who gave five stars to this useless item?
I bought this Samsung soundbar HWF751 (from a well known High Street shop) on 19th December 2013 because there was £200 cashback, as I also bought a Samsung UE55F8500 TV. The price of the soundbar was £499.99 less £200 cashback, i.e. £299.99.
After making three applications and sending reminders, I eventually received a cheque for £200 on 28th February 2014, two months later.
I connected it to my Samsung UE55F8500 TV via the digital optical cable.
The sound quality is unbearably poor, a muffled, monophonic sound, regardless of what adjustments I make. It is supposed to have seven different sound modes: music, news, drama, cinema, sports, game and OFF (original sound); they all sound the same to me.
I can increase/decrease the VOLUME of the base but cannot adjust the TONE of the base.
I can increase/decrease the overall volume.
I cannot make any adjustments to the treble or midrange sound.
I am stuck with the same monophonic tone.
When listening to music, the musical notes are more like monotones.
I have dumped this Samsung HWF751 soundbar and replaced it with a Panasonic SC-BTT880 5.1, 3D, 1000 watts, Smart Blu-ray/DVD Home Cinema costing not much more, which is ARC (audio return channel) compatible, and which I connected to the TV HDMI (ARC) input.
I can easily adjust the sound of the home cinema to exactly what I like.
I use the home cinema for playing discs as well as listening to the TV.
With ARC, I can use the TV remote control to operate both the TV and the Home cinema. When I use a small portion of the 1000 watts available output sound, I get a clear, crisp, solid sound which is very pleasing to my ears.
Don't waste your money, like I did, on a useless item, which the suppliers are pushing, when a home cinema will be multi-purpose, more adjustable to suit your preference and produce better sound quality.